Obituaries

William R ‘Bill’ Keeling Sr

William Keeling, age 83, of Bowling Green, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord on May 5, 2018. His last hours were spent peacefully in the gentle care of the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by his family. Bill was born July 23, 1934 to Edward J. Keeling Sr. and Margaret E. (Zapf) Keeling. He grew up in Clarion, PA. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps February 10, 1953. Following his time in the service, he went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Miami Florida in 1959. He married Shirley Smith on March 21, 1959 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2011. On April 2, 2016 Bill was blessed with marrying the 2nd love of his life, Nancy Davis. They made their home in Bowling Green where she continues to reside. Bill worked for Owens Illinois in Clarion, PA and was transferred by Owens Illinois to Toledo in 1964. He worked for the company in high school, college and after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree he continued to work for them as an Industrial Engineer for over 30 years. After his retirement, he and his wife Shirley embarked on an adventure as long haul truck drivers. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. He was an avid Sailor, belonged to the North Cape Yacht Club, often participating in many races on Lake Erie. Bill had his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. While living in Florida he served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He had a passion for golfing and was very particular about fixing things, always wanting them to be exactly right. His greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with his family. Along with his wife Nancy, Bill is survived by his three children; Beverly Ann Keeling Elwazani of Bowling Green, Ohio, Alona Marie (Keeling) Williamson of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and William R Keeling Jr. of Naperville, Illinois, ten grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and…


Karen F Bell

Karen Lee Fisher Bell, Bowling Green, OH, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Bowling Green Care Center. She was 66. Mrs. Bell was born May 27th, 1951 in Sharon, PA to Ralph and Phyllis Fisher also of Sharon, PA. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1969 then Spencer Hospital School of Nursing (Meadville,Pa) in 1972. Lieutenant, Mrs. Bell, served as a nurse in the US Army Nurse Corps. Karen earned a B.S. in Education from California State College(Pa.) She moved to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1980 with her husband, Gary A. Bell, whom she married March 11th, 1972. She taught nursing at the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing in Akron, Ohio, was the Director of Nursing at Community Nursing Home (currently Bowling Green Care Center) then at HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio where she retired as Assistant Vice President of Home Health Care and Hospice. Mrs. Bell was an active member of The First United Methodist Church, BG, Triune Chapter #344 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and an adult advisor to the Order of DeMolay for Boys and the Order of Rainbow for Girls where she was affectionately known as “Ma Bell”. She especially enjoyed playing euchre with the BG Euchre Club whose members became close lifelong friends. She loved anything Purple, collecting Moose, a nice Cup of Tea and being a Grandmother. She will be missed by her husband of 45 years, Gary Bell, Bowling Green; daughter, Kimbrough C. (Wesley) Polinsky, her granddaughter, LeeAnn Amerika Polinsky, of Grand Rapids, OH; two sisters, Doris Lapikas, South Pymatuning, PA and Patricia (James) Caughman, Houston, TX; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Christine) Bell, North Scituate, RI, Kevin (Pam) Bell, S. Lyons MI and Bruce Bell, Canton, MI; a sister-in-law, Barbara L. Bell, Cincinnati, OH; a niece, 5 nephews and 2 great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lawrence Fisher; her son, Bryan L. Bell; and her brother-in-law, Daniel Lapikas (Doris), South Pymatuning, PA. Visitation will…


Harold K Yoder

Harold K Yoder Sr. loving husband, father and grandfather, 79, of Portage, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Harold was born to Rev. Truman J. and Pearl Bateson Yoder on June 1, 1938 and they preceded him in death along with his infant sister Barbara Sue.  Harold married Rev. Rose E. (McCurdy) Yoder, and she survives him after 51 years of marriage.  Along with his wife, Harold is survived by his daughters: Deborah S. (Dan) Santogrossi of Bowling Green; Valery K. (Mark) Anderson of Chesterfield, Michigan; Patricia L. (Frank) Coss of Katy, Texas; sons: Harold K. (Linda) Yoder Jr.  of Bowling Green; Scott T. (Lisa) Yoder of Waterville; Todd A. (Jessie) Yoder of Bowling Green; Jeremiah D. (Julie) Yoder of Whitehouse; seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother: Gary L. (Carole) Yoder; a sister: Kathryn A. (Thomas) Haswell both of Bowling Green; and several nephews and nieces. Harold’s working career included working for the Kroger Co. for 23 years, Bowling Green City Schools as a head custodian for Crim Elementary, a licensed boiler operator for 23 years and a crossing guard for the Bowling Green Police Department. Harold was very active in the community until his age and declining health caught up to him.  He loved being around children and they loved being around him.  Harold was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green. Visitation for Harold will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:00AM until the time of his Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 Noon in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Harold’s honor to the Yoder Family in care of Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of Harold and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com Posted by: admin on May 6, 2018.


Dale L Haas

Dale L. Haas, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Dale was born in Milton Township, Ohio to the late Charles and Ilah (Junkins) Haas. He married the love of his life Betty Roach on November 28, 1946 in the Bowling Green Presbyterian Church and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2013. Dale is survived by his sons: Doug (Karen) Haas and David (Dorothy) Haas both of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Cindy, Julie, Pam, Melissa, Charles, Dawn, Hunter and Tyler; 19 great-grandchildrenand a sister Dorothy Heilman. Dale was preceded in death by his son Duane Haas, a brother and 3 sisters. Dale was a mechanic for Wood County Farm Implement and enjoyed camping, going to flea markets and was a member of the Custar United Methodist Church. Dale enjoyed traveling with Betty in their motor home. They traveled to the lower 48 states and loved spending their winters in Texas. Dale was very family oriented and loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. Visitation for Dale will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Private Graveside Service will be in the Milton Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be gifted in Dale’s honor to Bridge Hospice or the American Cancer Society Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Dale’s family and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or share a fond memory to visit www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on May 6, 2018.


Richard W Gill

Richard Wayne Gill, 72, passed away on April 26, 2018 at his home in Portage, OH. A longtime resident, Richard was an active member of the Lions Club, The Wood County Historical Society, the American Legion, and a hospital volunteer as well as a former mayor and city council member. He married Sandra Noch of Wakeman, OH on September 2nd, 1967. Richard was born on April 1st, 1946 in Dayton, OH to parents Herman and Eleanor Gill of Xenia, OH. He attended Bowling Green State University from 1964 to 1968, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. He served in Vietnam with the 25th Army Infantry from 1969-1970. He was an English Teacher in Fostoria, OH from 1971 to 1978, and was on active duty with the Ohio National Guard at the Armory in Bowling Green for 20 years. He later worked as a real estate appraiser, and retired in 2005. Richard was an avid folklorist, stamp collector, and model train enthusiast, and was well loved and respected by all who knew him. He recently celebrated 50 wonderful years with his wife and children with a cruise to Alaska. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Eugene and Herman. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Jennifer Hunter (Shane) of Parma, OH, his son, Daniel Gill, of Bowling Green, OH, his brother, Michael, of Northport, FL, and three grandchildren, Zachary, Kara, and Colin Hunter. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 West Main St. Portage, Ohio 43451. Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail. Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for all donations to be made to the Portage Lions Club. To share an online condolence with the Gill family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com….


Sylvia J Anderson

Sylvia Anderson, 84, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018. Having received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior later in life, she is now joyfully alive in the Lord’s presence. She was born October 25, 1933 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to David and Tamazine (Kersteter) Crum. She married her beloved husband of 61 years, Thomas D. Anderson on September 1, 1956 at Old Stone Church in Meadville. He survives in Bowling Green. Sylvia was a graduate of Meadville High School. She later graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, majoring in Commercial Consumer Services. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. During the summer of 1955 she traveled with the Penn State Chapel Choir on a six-week European concert tour. She was with East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland, Ohio for one year. She and Tom then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she worked for three years as a Home Economist with Central Electric and Gas Company. They then spent five years in Geneseo, New York and finally moved to Bowling Green in 1964. Sylvia taught at Wood Lane School from 1969-1972 and completed some graduate studies at that time. Later, she was employed at BGSU in several positions from 1973 until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, the H.W. Investment Club, Wood County Hospital Guild and a past member of the Four Seasons Garden Club. She is also survived by her three loving children: Susan Anderson of Bowling Green, Ohio; Stefan Anderson of Greendale, Wisconsin; Kathryn Derrenberger of Delaware, Ohio. She is also survived by one grandson Joshua Anderson of Greendale, Wisconsin and brother David Crum Jr of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sylvia, deeply loved by her family, was devoted to both her family and friends. Her warm, welcoming heart will always be remembered. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Susan Crum and Tamazine Kinneman and granddaughter Audrey Anderson….


Wallace “Wally” Gonyer

Wallace A. Gonyer, Jr. (78) passed away May 2, 2018 at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, OH.  Wally, as he was known to all, was born January 29, 1940 in Rudolph, OH to Wallace A. & Mary E. Gonyer (Massey). Wally was a 1958 graduate of Westwood High School.  Wally worked for the Wood County Highway Department for 32 years, building roads in the summer and plowing snow in the winter.  After he retired, Wally worked for Greenline hauling green beans, and then for Wood County Hospital as a shuttle bus driver.  Wally loved telling anyone that would listen stories about his time driving all types of vehicles.  Wally was a man of service, and was a volunteer EMT and firefighter for Weston EMS and Fire Department.  Wally served at one time as chaplain of the fire department, and later as chief of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency’s EMS, as well as on the board of the Wood County Red Cross.  Wally also was a member of Weston Village Council, served as Mayor of Weston, and was a lay speaker for the Methodist church.  Wally was a 32nd degree mason, and was a member of Weston Lodge No. 560, North Baltimore Lodge No. 561, and Zenobia Shrine Temple and the Wood County Shrine Club.  Wally served the masonic bodies faithfully as a master of the lodge three times, and as president and treasurer of the Wood County Shrine Club.  Wally was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green. Wally married Carla S. Biggins on March 23, 1985, and they had a loving marriage of 33 years.  Wally is survived by Carla, his son Ardy (Megan), Bowling Green, and his sister Roseann (Gary) Barger, Springfield, OH.  Wally was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 & 5:00-7:00 PM, with a Masonic Service at 6:30 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Wally’s Celebration of Life Service will be…


Brandon M Gerwin

Brandon M. Gerwin, 34, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and formerly of Pemberville, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the comfort of his own home after a courageous battle with cancer. Brandon was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to Michael and Amy (Crawford) Gerwin and they survive in Pemberville. Also surviving are his two children Bradley Michael and Elizabeth Jo Gerwin; brother Steven (Kayla) Gerwin of Bradner, Ohio and his nephew Lane Gerwin and his niece Adalynn Gerwin; a brother, business partner and friend Jeff O’Brien and Brandon’s significant other Jennie Flood. Brandon was a graduate of Eastwood High School and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an area of specialization in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and a second area of specialization in Production and Operations Management from Bowling Green State University. He then went University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he obtained his Masters in Business Administration graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. Brandon Gerwin had worked as the Sales and Operations Planning Manager for The Vollrath Company where he had implemented a Sales and Operations planning process as well as taken on responsibilities for inventory management worldwide. Previous to that Brandon was a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt for Mercury Marine’s Service and Marine Parts and Accessories Organization and has also served as the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader for that organization. In the years prior to his appointment as a Black Belt, he worked in the procurement department at Mercury Marine managing over $15 million in parts. Brandon met Jeff O’Brien while working for a Fortune 500 company and quickly discovered that they shared an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transportation. With these shared traits, they decided to take the leap into self-employment and use their education and experience to create the best transportation company possible. The passion for transportation stemmed from both Brandon and Jeff’s fathers being truck drivers for their entire child hood. Growing up in the industry not…


Bernard Woma

From Rebecca Skinner Green It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that Bernard Woma, long-time friend of BGSU, passed away on Friday (April 27) in Kentucky. Many of you know Bernard and/or attended or participated in his performances, workshops, and guest performances. His troupe Saakumu had already left for Ghana, and he had intended to follow mid-May. However, his battle with cancer was simply too much for him. He was a consummate performer, and performed non-stop until only a couple of days before he passed away, including having performed here at BGSU just two weeks prior. (Click for story.)On stage he was energized and empowered, by the music, the dance, the performance, the audience. He truly loved what he did and it lifted him up, and as it did everyone around him. He touched the lives of an incredible number of people, in Ghana, across the US, and beyond. As Master Musician for the country of Ghana, who toured with the National Dance company of Ghana, Bernard was a talented musician, educator, performer, who was hard working and full of life — an ambassador for Ghana, its music and dance, and its culture. He founded the Dagara Music Center in 2000, in consultation with BGSU professors Steven Cornelius and Rebecca L. Green, with BGSU students being the first set of students to stay at the center after it was built. BGSU has either taken students to Bernard’s center in Ghana or invited Bernard to our campus 16 times in the last 18 years–the connections run deep. Sections of the interior walls of the DMC have been painted by various groups who have come to study there. BGSU’s painting, done by Gordon Ricketts, figures prominently. Cornelius, Green, and Ricketts have taken and/or sent students from BGSU and beyond to the DMC nine times since 2000, studying xylophone, drum, flute, and dance, as well as batik, weaving, blacksmithing, painting, pottery, and drum-making. The experiences there were life-changing. Because not…


Alma Louise Kleinsmith

Alma Louise Swietzer Kleinsmith passed away Monday,  March 5, 2018. Alma was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late Lee and Elsie Swietzer on December 14, 1931. She graduated from Whitmer High School and married the late Norman Earl Kleinsmith, November 4, 1950, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.  Alma is survived by her daughter Linda Lee Sessions of Sacramento, CA; Louis Earl Kleinsmith (Janet) of Coral Springs, FL; Larry Norman Kleinsmith (Tami) of Wauseon, OH; and Lance Norbert Kleinsmith (Larry) of Lakeway, TX. Alma’s grandchildren: Danielle Remer (Bobby); Jared Miller and Megan Ray; Kristen Miller and Lonell Felton; Sanders Purves (Stephen); Michael Sanders (Jenna); Lee Blaine Kleinsmith, Miles Kleinsmith, Austin Kleinsmith; Karly Kleinsmith Haushalter (Stephen); Alec Kleinsmith; and Dash. Alma’s great-grandchildren: Anya, Lexie, Isaac, Noah, and Henry Purves; Elsie Mae Sanders; Isaak and Graham Haushalter; Regan, Landon, Avery, and Andie Remer; Alyssa, Mason, and Harper Miller; Tristan Felton; and Ethan Kleinsmith. Alma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers Lee, George and Larry Swietzer, and sister Elsie Wilson. After she married, Alma became a dedicated homemaker. In 1970, she and her husband Norman moved to Blissfield, Michigan, purchased a small farm, and started Blissfield Arabian Farm, where she raised and showed award-winning Arabian horses.  After Norman’s death in 1992, Alma, an aspiring inventor and entrepreneur, began two new ventures: The Silk Tree House in Maumee, OH, and CentaurE Products, a line of horse care, nail care, and automotive products. Alma was a gifted pastel artist and seamstress, and never gave up her love for horses, cats, and art. She will be missed by her beloved Bowling Green and Haskins communities, her church, and family. A celebration of Alma’s life will be held on May 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 17050 Middleton Pike (SR-582), Bowling Green, OH, 2 miles west of Haskins, Ohio on State Route 582. (419) 823-1731. Pastor David Bliss to officiate. All are welcome. Memorial contributions in…


Donald G Oberhouse

Donald G. Oberhouse, 88, was a builder. All that he built – homes, his community, his family – was made to outlive him. Oberhouse died April, 12, 2018. But the homes he constructed, the town of Pemberville that he served, and the family he loved, will stand for years to come. He was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Pemberville in the home of his parents, William and Catherine Oberhouse. He made one of his smartest moves in 1955, marrying Gustava (Gussie) Carpenter. Together, they worked hard to serve their community. Before becoming a builder, Oberhouse worked as a fireman for the New York Central Railroad. Those early years started his love of railroads that followed him throughout his life. Oberhouse began his building career working with the well-respected Bowling Green homebuilder, Melvin Johnson. He later began building homes himself in Pemberville. Being a devout perfectionist, Oberhouse often spent a full year building a home. He respected hard work – and would toil from sun up, well past sun down. His arms were like Popeye’s, his hands like ham hocks. He would hand dig a foundation, and would use a hammer even when nail guns would be easier. If one nail was good, and two were better, he would use four. He was a very intelligent man, who could calculate tricky measurements in his head – but then wrote them out to be absolutely certain. Many in the Pemberville area live in homes that Oberhouse constructed from scratch, added onto, or repaired. Though he loved road trips, from one coast to the other, Oberhouse had no desire to live anywhere but Pemberville. He believed in serving his community, and was proud of the fact that the village invested in its infrastructure. Oberhouse served a combined 28 years on the Pemberville Village Council and the Board of Public Affairs. He was also a member of the Pemberville-Freedom Township Fire Department. When members of the village came together to build a community pool,…


Donald Noblit

Donald “Donny” Paul Noblit, age 57, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. Donny was born on December 14, 1960 to Roger Lee Noblit Sr. and the late Myra (Richcreek) Noblit in Bowling Green, Ohio.  He married Cheryl (Bennett) Noblit on November 11, 1983 and she preceded him in death on July 24, 2015. Donny is survived by his father: Roger Noblit Sr. of Florida; sons: Denver (Lori) Naugle; and Roy Naugle both of Bowling Green, Ohio; sister: Billie (Cliff) Donley of Florida; brothers: Roger (Trudy) Noblit Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; Martin Noblit of Florida; Gale Noblit of Bowling Green, Ohio; and Tim (Margie) Noblit of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren: Austin Naugle, Ashley Naugle, Keegan Naugle and Eli Hoorman; and multiple nieces and nephews.  Along with his mother and wife Donny was preceded in death by an infant brother: Joseph Noblit. Donny was a 1979 graduate of Bowling Green High School and Penta Career Center.  He went on to work for D&K Trucking as a truck driver.  Donny enjoyed boating, riding his motorcycle, and tinkering on car engines.  He loved spending time with his grandkids and would drop everything to help anyone out.  He will be greatly missed. A Graveside Service for Donny will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Wood County Memory Gardens.   Arrangements entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402, Tele: 419-352-2171 Memorial contributions in Donny’s honor may be gifted to The American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Donny’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on April 4, 2018.


Nina R Engle

Nina R Engle, age 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday, March 26, 2018. Nina was born on February 12, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Ethel Mae (Aurand) Mills in Rudolph, Ohio.  She married the late Robert L. Engle on January 12, 1951 at the Church of Christ in Rudolph. Nina is survived by her daughter: Cathy (Mike) Romaker of Rudolph, Ohio; daughter-in-law: Kathy Engle of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren: Eric, Betty, & Robert Engle; 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.  Along with her husband and parents, Nina was preceded in death by a son: Mark L. Engle; brother: Jack Mills; and sisters: Doris Whitacre, and Ruth Mills. Nina was a 1949 graduate of Liberty High School in Rudolph, Ohio.  She went on to work for Buckeye in the State of Arizona School Systems.  Nina work various jobs at Buckeye, a librarian, teacher’s aide, and cafeteria lady to name a few.  Nina enjoyed traveling, watching golf and old movies.  Her and Robert were avid ballroom dancers.  Nina was a member of the auxiliary VFW and auxiliary Elks in Scottsdale, Arizona.  As a member to the Elks she was very involved in the community, especially several charitable activities.  She will be dearly missed. Arrangements entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Tele:419-352-2171.   Visitation for Nina will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of her Memorial Service at 11:00 AM in the Cloverdale United Methodist Church 8984 Kramer Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 with Pastor Rosanne Kalinowski officiating. Memorial contributions in Nina’s memory by be gifted to the National Osteoporosis Foundation 251 18th St. S #630, Arlington, VA 22202 or Cloverdale United Methodist Women’s Group. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Nina’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory of condolence by visiting www.hannemfh.com. Posted by: admin on April 4, 2018.


Emiliano ‘Zapata’ Baldonado

Emiliano “Zapata” Baldonado, age 77, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Zapata was born on January 5, 1941 to the late David and Julia (Saenz) Baldonado in Brownsville, Texas.  He married the love of his life Enedina Casillas on October 30, 1963 and she survives him in Bowling Green, Ohio. Along with his wife, Zapata is survived by his daughters: Nina Mominee; Julia Rios; and Josefina Garner all of Bowling Green, Ohio; sons: Andy (Kira) Baldonado of Anna, Ohio; and Albert Baldonado of Bowling Green, Ohio; sisters: Sara Leal of Brownsville, Texas; Julia Taylor of Portage, Ohio; and Luisa Vasquez of Brownsville, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents Zapata was preceded in death by a daughter: Emilia Martinez; grandson David Garner; brothers: David, Isidro, and Ramon; sisters Juanita, and Josefina. Zapata worked as a material handler at Midwest Stamping until his retirement in 1999.  He was a member of St. Aloysius Church.  Zapata enjoyed fishing, caring for his garden, and bird watching.  He liked to grill for family cookouts.  Zapata was the self-proclaimed Mayor of Mermill.  He loved listening to Tex-Mex & ranchera music, spending time with family, and spoiling his grandchildren. Visitation for Zapata will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 4302, where a Rosary Service will be held at 5:00 PM.  Zapata’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 South Enterprise Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Interment will immediately follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial Contributions in Zapata’s memory may be made out to Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Zapata’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on…


Joy Lee Rush

Joy Lee (Fraley) Rush, 78 of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Joy was born on November 7, 1939 in McGuffy, Ohio,  the sixth child of ten to the late Dan and June (Watson) Fraley.  She met the love of her life Wayne Rush in 1958 on their senior class trips on the train from Washington D.C. to New York City, they later married on February 7, 1960, Wayne preceded her in death on November 20, 2013. Joy is survived by her daughter: Jacquelyn (Michael) Willmarth, of Bowling Green, Ohio, sons: Jeffery Wayne Rush, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Scott Alexander Rush, of Groton, New York; a daughter-in-law: Maricelda “Mardi” (the late Haven Rush) Lasoya-Rush, of North Baltimore, Ohio; special nieces who were like daughters: Glenda Rush, Marie Baumlein and Bonnie Gerken; great nieces and nephews who considered her as grandma: Amanda Rush, Tracie Wilhelm, Matthew Rush, Daisy, Fred, David, Haven Khoal Wright along with their children: Zeke and Isaiah Gonzales and Elianna Rush; sisters: Shirley England, of Kenton, Ohio; Susan (Steve Spearman) Fraley, of  Boulder City, Nevada; brothers: Bill Fraley, of Kenton, James Fraley, of Findlay and Carl Fraley of Kenton, Ohio.   Along with her parents and husband, Joy was preceded in death by a son: Haven Lee Rush; brothers: Loren and Johnny Fraley and sisters: Barb Collins and Doris Shepherd. Joy worked at almost every restaurant on Main Street in Bowling Green at one time or another as a waitress and manager, including Woolworth’s Roger Drug, Corner Kitchen, Corner Grill, Murphy Mart, K-Mart and Frisch’s.  However her favorite and longest was at the Pheonix Palace and China Dragon for the Tam Family.  Joy worked for the Tam family for over 20 years and they treated her like a member of their family.  Joy also worked in their restaurants in Napoleon, Ohio and Angola, Indiana.  Joy loved to travel and the Tam Family took her to China, Hong Kong, Florida, New York…


Allen Neal Kepke

Allen Neal Kepke, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Brookdale Alzheimer Care Center. He was born January 14, 1935, in Cleveland to Helen and Harold Kepke. In 1958 he married Joyce Miller who survives. He will be missed by his children, Mark (Ann) Kepke, Cary, NC; Kathryn (Mike) Rudd, Fort Collins, CO; Karen (Tom) Pendleton, Bowling Green, OH; and his grandchildren, Melissa (Jackson) Kepke/Moore, Lauren and Adam Kepke, Amy and Austin Rudd, Tucker and Hudson Pendleton, and friends of Bill for 31 years. Al was a graduate of Fairview High School where he participated in football, track and basketball. He graduated from Otterbein College BA 1957; The Ohio State University M.A. 1959; Michigan State Ph.D. 1964; and University of Toledo Law School 1983. He began his career at Bowling Green State University in 1961 in the School of Mass Communication teaching theatre management, acting and directing. Al served as Department Chair, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Managing Director of the Huron Playhouse. He was president of Faculty Senate during the time of the tumultuous Kent State shooting assisting in the peaceful demonstration by BGSU students and faculty. He was active in the Speech Communication Association, the Ohio Theatre Alliance, and the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. He retired in 2002 as Professor Emeritus. Al served as resident of the ADAMHS Board receiving the 2006 Advocate of the Year award. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clerk of Session and sang in the church choir for over 50 years. Al and Joyce loved to travel and visited Turkey, England, China, Costa Rica, and most U.S. states. Trips to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival were treasured. He enjoyed fly fishing, skating in BGSU ice shows, Tai Chi, creating pottery, and crossword puzzles. But Al’s favorite times were the 16 annual vacations with all his children and grandchildren all over the United States, horseback riding, camping, dominoes, and downhill skiing. He loved his grandchildren and they…


Norma Jean Barr

Norma Barr, 92, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday March 25, 2018. She was born July 28, 1925 in Bowling Green to Elmer and Edith (Bachman) Bowers. She married Ross Barr September 13, 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1998. Norma was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. She was a founding member of the Wood County Hospital Guild, where she volunteered for many years formerly serving as president. She was proud of introducing the Lifeline Program at Wood County Hospital which is still running today under the direction of her daughter Laurie Newlove. She and her husband Ross were big supporters of Falcon Athletics. They were the first members of the BGSU Falcon Club and loved attending as many football, basketball and hockey games as they could. Norma was chosen by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce as the Female Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1990. She participated in many local Bridge clubs, was a member of Alpha Phi, Sorosis and the Wood County Republican Party Committee. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Laurie (Dick) Newlove of Bowling Green, Ohio, grandchildren Megan Newlove Triggs (Lloyd), Sarah Newlove Zmarzly (Tony), Andy Newlove (Megan), Lindsay Rutkus (Mark), Missy Jakubowski (Jon) and Rebekah Benschoter (Jason), great-grandchildren Anthony, Olivia, Jackson, Liam, William, Caroline, Emelia, Benjamin, Judah, Max, Hannah, Sam, Sophia and Levi and niece Ann (Bowers) Yon. Along with her husband Ross, Norma was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Bowers. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday March 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Pastor Amy Miller will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday March 28, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to The…


Dr. Richard D Hoare

Dr. Richard David Hoare, 90, a professor emeritus of Geology at Bowling Green State University, passed away March 27, 2018 at his home in Bowling Green, Ohio. Richard was born in Rosiclare, Illinois, on May 14, 1927 to Bertram J. and Bess (Wright) Hoare. He graduated from Rock Island High School in Illinois in 1945 and soon after was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the occupation army in Bad Tolz, Germany and Austria until 1947. Using the G.I. Bill, he enrolled in Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received his B.S. He then enrolled in the graduate program in Geology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri receiving a Masters Degree and then went on to get his Doctorate in 1957. During that time, he was an instructor at the University of Missouri and also taught at their department field camps in Wyoming. While attending college he worked four summers for the Alaskan Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey and one summer for the Cartier Mining Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel in Quebec. Richard came to Bowling Green State University in 1957 and taught in the Department of Geology. He was chairman of the Geology Department from 1967 to 1978. He found teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses were enjoyable and he interjected his fieldwork experience and research efforts into his lectures. Believing that a doctorate degree signified a research obligation to the university, he spent a significant portion of his time researching and teaching in the studies of Paleozoic invertebrates. Over 100 publications were authored or coauthored on collections from Ohio and many other areas in the U.S., Europe, Argentina, Malaysia, Australia, and Japan. There have been three different species named after him. He also was selected as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1984-1988. He then returned to the department to teach until he retired in 1990. With the continuing generous support of the Department of Geology, he was able to…


Pauline Grace Dilsaver

Pauline Grace Dilsaver, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away March 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born on April 4, 1930 in Milton Center to the late Emmit and Nellie (Tolles) Trumbull. She married Archie Dilsaver Jr. on January 10, 1949 and he preceded her in death. Pauline is survived by daughters: Lou (Terry) Coger, Rose Robinson ; son: Archie (Judy) Dilsaver all of Bowling Green, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; brothers: Ronald Trumbull of Weston, Ohio, Merle Trumbull of Bradner, Ohio; and Larry Trumbull of Milton Center, Ohio. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband; sisters: Irene Poling, Lois Weaver and brothers: Abe, Howard, Richard, Robert, and Roger Trumbull. Visitation for Pauline will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Funeral Services for Pauline will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Village View Church of Christ, 801 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Interment will immediately follow in West Belmore Cemetery, Belmore, Ohio. Memorial Contributions in Pauline’s honor may be gifted to either Wood Haven Health Care, Village View Church of Christ, or the Wood County Hospital. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Pauline’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on March 14, 2018.


Correna June (Cary) Schivelbein

Correna June (Cary) Schivelbein, 85, of Findlay, Ohio and formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday March 10, 2018. She was born September 15, 1932 in Bowling Green to the late Myron and Merritt (Summers) Johnson. She married Richard Cary July 19, 1951 and he preceded her in death June 3, 1984. She later married Leo Schivelbein and he survives in Findlay, Ohio. June was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay and was a former member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. June loved traveling and being outside in nature. She was genuine and caring and always there for those in need. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family. Along with her husband Leo, She is survived by her children Michael Cary of Tennesse, Steven Cary of Findlay, Robert (Abigail) Cary of Bowling Green and Tracy Tajblik (Mike Falls) of Portage, Ohio, step-children Stephen Schivelbein of Toledo, Ohio, David (Julie) Shivelbein of Dayton, Ohio, Lenny (Sue) Shivelbein of North Carolina and Patti Shivelbein of Toledo, Ohio, sister Shirley Davison and grandchildren Joe, Cole, Shayne, Dustyn, Cary, Kristy and Morgan, step-grandchildren Nathan, Taylor, Tommy, Tisha, Tabitha, Abigail, Melanie and Matthew and 7 great-grandchildren. Along with her first husband Richard, June was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Johnson and sisters Bonnie Meyers and Mary Helberg. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Father Michael Zacharias will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of her funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society. To share an online condolence or fond memory with her family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on March…


Virginia L Randall

Virginia L. Randall, 86, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away March 9, 2018. She was born February 1, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Fred and Mildred (Whitlock) Simonds. She married Robert K. Randall on February 3, 1979 and he preceded her in death September 1, 2002. Virginia was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. Her hobbies included swimming and gardening. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jill Conner, Elizabeth Brown, Scott Simonds, Steve Simonds, Shadd Simonds, Shelley Walker, Lisa Krebs, Linda Wilcox and Jay Simonds. Along with her husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jack Simonds and Rex Simonds and sister Mary Evans. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 Wooster St. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the American Heart Association. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on March 14, 2018.


Ronald Smith

Ronald Charles Smith, 84, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.  Ron was born on April 9, 1933 to the late Eugene and Helen (Boes) Smith in Bloomville, Ohio. He married the late Ruth Catherine Hohman on January 16, 1954 at Saint Boniface Church in New Riegel, Ohio. Ron is survived by his daughters: Karen (Bill) Herald of Bowling Green; Linda McKendrick of Missouri; Lynette (Julian Siweck) Oberhouse of Pemberville, & Lisa (Tom) Westrick of Arizona; sons: Larry (Amy) Smith & Steve (Rhonda Garvey) Smith both of Bowling Green, and sister: Sue Hopple, of Republic.  Along with his parents and wife, Ron was preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Don Hopple, & son-in-law: Ed McKendrick. After graduating from Bloomville High School in 1952, he operated the family farm. Ron attended Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1970.  Ron was a farmer, a chemist and a real estate investor.  He was active in his church, St. Aloysius, and the Diocese of Toledo, participating in the Retrouvaille, Cursillo, Renew, and DeColores programs.  Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a counselor at The Link.  He was an avid reader and a tinkerer who liked to work on a variety of things.  He will be dearly missed. Visitation for Ron will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, where a Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 PM.   Ron’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 South Enterprise Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  Interment will immediately follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family would like to thank Bridge Hospice and Heritage Corner Health Care for the excellent care of Ron. Memorial Contributions in Ron’s honor may be gifted to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz…


Mary ‘Phyllis’ Simpkins

Mary “Phyllis” Simpkins, 92, passed away Thursday night, March 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 22, 1926 to the late Augustine and Georgina Kunz.  She married John Simpkins in 1947 and they had 14 children before he passed in 1974. Phyllis is survived by her children: Catherine (Roger) Hood; Anna (Rudy) Lewinski; Michael (Susie) Simpkins; Rose Teague; John (Sharon) Simpkins: Gerard (Sue) Simpkins; Mark Simpkins; Christopher Simpkins, Regina (Jeremy) Weeks, Timothy (Crystal) Simpkins, and Patrick (Judith) Simpkins; sister: Georgia (Jim); 26 grandchildren & a growing number of great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by four of her siblings: Augusta, Josephine, Marguerite, & Charles; two daughters: Madonna (Marvin) Harris, Mary (Tom) Kryder and a son: Augustine (Desiree) Simpkins. Arrangements entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43420 Tele: 419-352-2171.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 with Father Mark Davis officiating. Memorial Contributions in Phyllis’ honor may be gifted to St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Phyllis’ family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on March 10, 2018.


Terry S Sunderhaus

Terry Sunderhaus, age 67, of Bowling Green, OH passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born on November 3, 1950 in Celina to Wilfred and Jeannette (Kingsley) Sunderhaus. On June 3, 1983 he married Pamela Davies in Fremont, OH and she preceded him in death recently on February 16, 2018. Terry worked as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 Law Enforcement Supervisor. Anyone who knew Terry knew him as a 100% all in kindof guy, whether it be hunting, fishing or anything else dealing with an outdoor activity. He was known for his love of Beatles music, being ornery, his crazy sense of humor, sarcasm, a readiness to help where it was needed and talking to just about anyone willing to listen. Among Terry’s memberships were: Pemberville Masonic Lodge #516 F&AM, Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited to name a few. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and was always a dad and grandpa first above all other things. Terry is survived by his children: Tara (Isaiah) Loar of Rudolph, Paul (Cathy) Sunderhaus of Celina, grandchildren: Hunter & Caleb Loar, Lily Sunderhaus and sister: Barb Belna of New York. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife: Pamela. Family and friends will be received for both Terry and Pamela on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 12 Noon until 3PM in Cadet West located at Nazareth Hall, 21211 West River Road, Grand Rapids, OH 43522. A joint memorial service will begin immediately following the memorial visitation at 3PM with Pastors Justin Deuel and Russ Teegardin, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the family for the grandchildren’s college fund C/O Tara Loar. Posted by: admin on March 8, 2018.


Robert W ‘Bob’ Kolva

Robert W. “Bob” Kolva, 72, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday March 6, 2018. He was born October 26, 1945 in Woodbury, New Jersey to the late George Y. Kolva Sr. and Florence (Bregler) Kolva. He married Mickey Kolva May 3, 1980 and she survives in Bowling Green. Bob worked as a mechanical engineer for Owens-Illinois for 28 years and owned and operated Kolva Custom Gauge for 12 years. There is nothing Bob enjoyed more than a day on the golf course. He was a member of Forest Creason Golf Course at BGSU for many years. He enjoyed bowling, tending to his yard and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies Fan. His greatest joy in life came from spending time with his family and friends. Bob’s genuine ability to welcome people into his heart and home was second to none. Along with his wife of nearly 38 years Mickey, Bob is survived by his children Bob Jr. (Melissa) Kolva of Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, Kim (Chris) Diezel of Mebane, North Carolina, Dan (Lourdes) Kolva of Springfield, Virginia, Kathy Kirkman of Bowling Green, Ohio and Bryan (Janet) Kirkman of Brookville, Pennsylvania, indentical twin brother George Jr. (Christy) Kolva of Montgomery,Texas and brother Don (Dee Dee) Kolva of Houston, Texas, grandchildren Rob, Zach, Sam, Lucas, Marcos and Hannah and great-grandchildren Nicoletta, Colin, Isaak and Mac. He is also survived by his three daughters-by-love which he considered his own Sandy Naugle, Cindy Winfrey and Vicki Adams, granddaughter-by-love Lucia Hannam and his four legged companions “The Boyz” JR and Rudy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Rev. Ernie Unholz will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Bob’s family would like to thank Dr. Stanek, Dr. Tank and the SICU unit…